I really miss back porch sitting. It's been a while since I had a porch to sit on, several years in fact, and over a decade since I had that multi-tiered, wooded back deck with the swing and the creek and native wildlife. Ahhh...... those were the days :)
Getting back to the present, I've been feeling pretty unmotivated lately. Lazy, tired, and generally not too excited about much of anything. I blamed it on the heat, some up-in-the-air issues in my life, the fact that junk food has snuck into my diet a little more than I'd like it too lately, and a myriad of other things.
Tried to write a blog post each of the last 4 days but it's like the words have dried up and there's simply nothing flowing from my mind into my fingertips. Tried to walk at a park today but frankly city parks with their paved paths and artificial landscape just don't interest me much.
So ya see.... I've been in kind of a mental no-man's land lately.
Until this afternoon. I was getting the office organized so we can do the preliminary work for the next psychic fair (yes, we really do start this far ahead) and all of a sudden I had this overwhelming feeling of being sooooo tired! It was all I could do to lift my head, and I knew something was really pressing on me.
So I drug myself out of the office and went to sit on the back deck. The office is in a lovely old house with a beautiful view of the city, so I sat for a moment gazing out at the scenery. Next thing I know, I'd fallen asleep. Not a 5 minute snooze or even one of those 20 min power-nap things but a really deep, transcendent sleep. I started having visions and then left my body, wandering off, snapping back and then wandering off again. Then a friend met up with me and we had a very serious in-depth conversation. I always wonder when that happens if the other person consciously shares the experience. I'll have to call later and ask.
Then abruptly, I woke up. Almost jumped really, and came back to full awareness in an instant. And I was revived. Completely, totally and fully revived and ALIVE! The doldrums of the last week are gone. The aimlessness and lack of energy and focus are gone. The whole experience lasted just a few minutes but seemed like hours but it's effects were profound.
Now.... I can get back to work and really start moving forward in my life. Dang, maybe I need to find a back porch to sit on more often :)